Indiana Law Annotated for September 4, 2017 (53:3)

September 4, 2017
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This Week in the Law School

Happy Labor Day! Tons of call-out meetings this week. 1Ls, this is a great opportunity to find an organization or interest you're passionate about and get involved. Even if you can't make a meeting, write or introduce yourself to a current member and ask how you can get started. Thanks to all of our student groups for rallying to support the people of Texas and Louisiana; you'll find an opportunity to donate supplies and money in the main lobby this week and next. Two excellent research assistant positions open as well. See the announcements section for full details.


Monday, September 4

Labor Day. Classes do not meet.


Tuesday, September 5

Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser and Good Collection

The destruction Hurricane Harvey has wrought on Texas and Louisiana has been far-reaching, and the full extent of the damage is not yet known. SBA, BLSA, and the Federalist Society, along with the support of many other student organizations, have organized an event to raise funds and collect goods for Hurricane Harvey relief to help our southern neighbors. These groups will be tabling the next two weeks to collect monetary donations (in the form of cash, check, and credit card) and certain goods (including socks, underwear, feminine supplies, and toiletries). Donation times are set for today and tomorrow and September 11-13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main lobby. You can also bring your donations to the CSO office throughout business hours on Thursdays and Fridays the next two weeks. There will be a raffle at the end of next week. Prizes include Law School swag, event tickets, gift cards, etc. Donations will be sent to Red Cross, the Houston Community Foundation, and United Way of Greater Houston. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Scoggins (, Gina Bettag (, or Derrian Smith (

Supreme Court Roundup with the Federalist Society

Join the Federalist Society for a panel discussion on the Supreme Court's notable decisions in the last term and to preview the upcoming term. We will be welcoming John Malcom from the Heritage Foundation as well as Indiana Law's own Profs. Steve Sanders and Dan Conkle to guide our discussion. Which Wich sandwiches will be served. Moot Court Room, noon.

Business Law Society Call-out Meeting

Whether you're already planning a career in business law or just curious what your options may be, we're here to help. BLS is hosting our call out meeting to kick off the year and introduce our structure, calendar, and events. Come learn what programs we'll be putting on and all the help we can provide through the year. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 124, noon.

Advocates for Life Call-out Meeting

Come hear about Advocates for Life and what we will be doing on campus this year. We are the Law School's pro-life group, and welcome all who are sympathetic to our cause. Room 213, noon.

Society for Law and Arts Call-out Meeting

Come find out more about the Society for Law and the Arts! Meet the exec board and learn more about the opportunities and programs that will be available through the organization. The Society for Law and the Arts aims to provide students with arts, trademark and copyright related professional opportunities and events. Learn more about the 1L Rep position and the activities that we have planned for the year. This callout meeting will be held jointly with the Sports & Entertainment Law Society. Room 121, noon.

Outreach for Literacy Call-out Meeting

Lunch will be served! Outreach for Legal Literacy is a wonderful way to become involved with the community and earn pro bono hours. OLL assigns groups of three to four law students to teach fifth-grade classes basic legal concepts. The program culminates in a mock trial acted out by the students. All lessons and trials are provided. If you cannot attend the call-out but would like to participate in OLL this year, please email Room 125, noon.

PILF Call-out Meeting

Join the Public Interest Law Foundation for our call-out meeting. You can learn how to become eligible to receive a summer scholarship, more about what PILF is, and ways to get involved. We will also have information about the application process for serving as a 1L representative. We will try to move quickly through the information so that you can attend other call-outs. Non-pizza lunch will be provided. Room 120, noon.

Sports and Entertainment Law Society Call-out

Going pro in something other than sports? Music, film, celebrity agency, and everything in between? If you're interested in the legal profession backing the entertainment industry, we want you to join us for the SELS call out meeting! Lunch will be provided. Room 121, noon.

APALSA Call-out Meeting

The Asian Pacific American Law Students Association invites you to join us for our call-out meeting. APALSA's first September lunch will feature free non-pizza lunch. If you would like to learn about Asian culture, our language partner program, and our traditional events while enjoying delicious food, this meeting is for you. This year, we are providing opportunities to join the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Indiana and networking opportunities to talk with lawyers, judges, and law students. 1L and LLM leadership and job opportunities are available. Come to learn more about APALSA and our events. Room 122, noon.

Tenant Assistance Project Call-out Meeting

The Tenant Assistance Project is hosting a call-out meeting and training for those interested in volunteering this semester. The Tenant Assistance Project is a pro bono project that advises clients who are facing the immediate threat of eviction in Monroe County. Baked! will be provided. Room 121, 5 p.m.

International Law Society Call-out Meeting

Bom dia! Habari za asubuhi! Ohayou Gozaimasu! Did you know that Indiana Law's exchange students come from 22 countries around the world? Did you know there are exciting opportunities for study abroad, international externships and networking with international professionals at the Law School? The legal profession is becoming increasingly globalized, and it is likely that throughout your legal career you will experience some kind of international law. For all students interested in international law, please join us for our call-out meeting to learn about the International Law Society and our upcoming events. A delicious dinner from Anatolia will be provided. Room 215, 5 p.m.

Labor and Employment Law Society Call-out Meeting

For all those interested in joining the Labor and Employment Law Society here at Indiana Law, we invite you to attend this LELS call-out meeting. Snacks provided. Room 122, 6 p.m.


Wednesday, September 6

FBI Summer and Postgraduate Positions

Come learn about how to apply for the FBI summer honors and postgraduate positions from Alisa M. Rosales, Director of Career Services. We'll discuss requirements, deadlines, and application tips. Those who RSVP on CareerNet by noon on Tuesday will be served lunch. Room 124, noon.

MAXimizing Your Financial Future

MAXimizing Your Financial Future research shows that habit creation and ultimate goal achievement is optimized when you know your triggers and your motivations. Join this workshop to take the first step toward making better financial decisions now - and in the future. Walk away with your list of next steps and how to access all the resources provided by the MAX by AccessLex program. Moot Court Room, noon.

U.S. Attorney To Discuss Career Paths/Federal Prosecutor Challenges

Josh Minkler, '88, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, will be visiting the Law School. Prof. Inge Van der Cruysse will facilitate a conversation between Mr. Minkler and Prof. Shana Wallace's Legal Profession class about Mr. Minkler's career path in state and federal prosecution, as well as current challenges (such as the opioid crisis) facing U.S. Attorney Offices. Students who are not part of Professor Wallace's fall LP class are also welcome to join this conversation, but must RSVP on CareerNet by September 5. Room 122, 3:25 p.m.

A Survival Guide

Join the ACLU of Indiana and prominent Hoosier advocates in Bloomington on Sept. 6 to learn what Indiana advocates are doing and what you can do to stand up for what's right. The event will feature activists who fight for reproductive health, women's rights, immigrants' rights, racial and social justice. They will share their own struggles and the biggest issues facing us all. Panel speakers include Jane Henegar, '88 (executive director, ACLU of Indiana); Christie Gillespie (CEO, Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky); Alexis Burr (member on the Commission on Multicultural Understanding and former Director of Campus Unity on the Indiana Memorial Union Board); Luma Khabbaz (president, Muslim Student Association of IU); and Esmeralda Martinez (president, UndocuHoosiers Bloomington). Sponsored by the ACLU of Indiana; Indiana Law's American Constitution Society, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, and Black Law Students Association; IU Muslim Student Association; and UndocuHoosiers Bloomington. Pizza will be served. Moot Court Room, 5:30 p.m.


Thursday, September 7

Pro Bono Ethics Training

Prior to participating in pro bono opportunities on campus, all students are required to complete an ethics training as a primer for their work. Completion of this training is mandatory for any new student to Indiana Law wishing to participate in pro bono. This will be a brown bag event, so bring your lunch and enjoy the learning. Room 125, noon.

International Student Interview Program (ISIP) Information Session

LLM and SJD students interested in bidding for interviews at the NYU International Student Interview Program in January must attend this session to register with Ms. Lara Gose. Room 120, 3:30 p.m.

POP/FLF/WLC Call-out Mixer

Calling all those interested in the Protective Order Project, Feminist Law Forum, and Women's Law Caucus: Come mix and mingle with current and other new members at Nick's. Members from each organization's executive board will talk briefly about their organization and tell you how you can get involved. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and hear how these organizations can enrich your time here at Indiana Law! Hoosier Room, Nick's English Hut, 7 to 9 p.m.


Friday, September 8

1L Academic Session

Dean Rachel Dawson, of the Career Services Office, will be hosting the Black Law Student Association's first academic session of the year and providing 1Ls with tips on outlining and studying. If you have RSVP'd for this event, please come prepared with questions. Lunch will be provided. Room 216, noon.

Protective Order Project New Volunteer Training

Please join us for the Protective Order Project's new volunteer training. The Protective Order Project is a law student directed pro bono organization that assists victims of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in obtaining civil protective orders. This training is mandatory for all students who would like to begin volunteering this fall. Lunch provided. Room 125, noon to 3:30 p.m.

Using Bloomberg Law to Help Prepare for Your Job Interview

It's never too early to start thinking about next summer! Attend this session to learn how you can use Bloomberg Law to help prepare you for your job interview. Lunch will be served. Room 120, noon.

Faculty and Staff News

The Journal of Fish & Wildlife Management just published a new article by Professors Rob Fischman and Vicki Meretsky on planning for off-road vehicle use on national wildlife refuges. Vehicular conflicts with wildlife conservation are one of many controversies affecting public lands, and the relevant laws generate a fair amount of litigation.



Anthony L. Fargo, associate professor and director of the Center for International Media Law and Policy Studies, is seeking one or two research assistants to help with a law article. The pay is between $12 and $15 an hour, and the number of hours is negotiable. Contact Prof. Fargo ( with questions or to apply.

Cybersecurity RA Opportunity

Prof. Scott Shackelford, chair of IU's cybersecurity program, is looking for a research assistant to help with a forthcoming book for Cambridge University Press, Cyber War and Peace: Governing New Frontiers in the Information Age. Interested candidates should email Prof. Shackelford ( with a CV. Pay is competitive. Please note that this opportunity will extend through final manuscript submission in fall 2018.

Basic Mediation and Restorative Justice Training

The Community Justice and Mediation Center (CJAM) offers a 40-hour training program for community members interested in learning about conflict resolution, mediation, and restorative justice. Participants will enhance their interpersonal skills in communication and listening, problem solving, and negotiation, and they will increase their understanding of restorative justice philosophy and methods, the sources of conflict, and the processes leading to constructive conflict resolution. The training should benefit any community member concerned with managing conflict and its resolution. The training provides the background and skills necessary to work as a community mediator and restorative justice practitioner and qualifies participants to volunteer in CJAM's programs. The fall training will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. over five weekend days, September 9-10, 16-17, and 23 at the Law School. The training will be led by senior mediators and restorative justice practitioners. Tuition is $300, or $260 if received by Aug. 28. Scholarships are available. For more information, e-mail or call 336-8677. Go to our website,, to download an application. Payment can be made by credit card at the website or by check with your application.

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